The Love Bug DVD
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For the first time ever, you can enjoy this timeless classic in a Special Edition DVD. Fully restored to look and sound as it was originally intended, it also features hours of exclusive bonus materials your entire family will enjoy again and again. He's the star who provides the most laughs per gallon. He's Herbie, the lovable car with a mind of his own. Dean Jones, Michele Lee, and Buddy Hackett join Herbie in this revved-up comedy classic. Jones plays down-on-his-luck race car driver Jim Douglas, who reluctantly teams up with the little machine. Douglas thinks his sudden winning streak is due to his skill, not Herbie's. He finally realizes the car's worth when a sneaky rival plots to steal Herbie for himself. But it's Herbie who'll steal your heart in this wildly fun roller-coaster ride of a movie you'll never forget!|A down-and-out racetrack driver, Jim Douglas, acquires a little Volkswagen, but doesn't realize the "bug" is almost human. The car helps Jim win many races but runs away when it feels it is not appreciated, into the clutches of villainous rival Peter Thorndyke. With the help of his friends Tennessee and Carole, Jim changes his attitude, finds the bug, and apologizes. They win another race -- and Jim falls in love with Carole.|The film was the biggest American box office hit of 1969, and the second highest-grossing Disney film of all time after MARY POPPINS.|The movie is based on the story "Car-Boy-Girl" by Gordon Buford.|Bill Walsh, producer and co-writer of THE LOVE BUG, is responsible for Herbie's famous number 53. Walsh said he "was seeing lots of 53s on television ... It was [Los Angeles Dodgers] pitcher Don Drysdale's number, among other things."|Disney converted at least 26 VWs into Herbies. It's estimated that up to 40 Herbies were created for the film.|Dean Jones, who played Jim Douglas in the film, took his costar Buddy Hackett on a "white-knuckled" ride around Riverside Raceway at 115 mph!
This savvy Disney hit from 1969 made a star of a Volkswagen precisely when the car was becoming more popular than ever. Dean Jones and Michele Lee head the cast in a story about a VW bug with a mind of its own. Disney point man Robert Stevenson, director of The Absent-Minded Professor, Mary Poppins, and lots of other Disney live-action hits, makes the slapstick work perfectly and keeps the laughs coming. Buddy Hackett is very funny in a supporting role. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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In this film we have Herbie's creator recounting the tale of how Herbie was created, an evil black VW Beetle named Horace. A funeral for Herbie where owner Jim Douglas of the first film makes an appearance, an amazing cast: Bruce Campbell, John Hannah (owner of Horace), Kevin J. O'Conner (The Mummy, Van Helsing), and a cameo by Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees.
Anyone who likes The Love Bug should definitely see this movie. The story is great. It fills in the missing pieces of the story. It respects the original, it pays tribute to it, it reminds us of it. And come on, Bruce Campbell and John Hannah!!! Again this needs to be on DVD!!!
Well, this time, I am talking about Disney's 1969 classic, The Love Bug. It is a great movie, with Herbie, the self-racing Beetle. In this movie, two men who love racing buy the car and race it in many tracks. This is what makes the movie so exciting.
Here's something more exciting: that I think, after many years on last-century videotape, Disney should put this movie on a shiny disc. (or a DVD, whichever you prefer.)
Here are some reasons why: First of all, for those of you who have an older video collection or a rental store nearby, there is a version of The Love Bug on a 15 or 20 year old tape (with neon effects of Mickey at the beginning, probably from the early days of VCRs), and second, many Disney classics are already being put onto DVD (like The Parent Trap, Mary Poppins, Snow White, and Beauty and the Beast).
The DVD should have the movie itself (full and wide screen), digitally remastered, THX certified, the original trailer, maybe a documentary or two, foreign language audio and subtitles, and a Herbie Racing game (using the menu arrow buttons as the steering wheel and the enter button, or OK, or set, depends on what DVD player you're using.) And, they should issue the DVD in 2004, for when Disney can call it a "Walt Disney 35th Anniversary Collector's Edition" to make it a big seller.
Only one question: Will it change the way Love Bug fans watch this movie forever? You'll find out when the DVD comes out later!
J ai Essayer dans un dvd lisant la region 2 et fonctionne tres bien.
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I liked the movie wear it was made and it made me happy the other littl kids liked to watch it a lotPublished on March 2 2013 by the mutt
This is a wonderful movie and I have enjoyed watching it with my nephews over and over again. I enjoyed it as a young child and can now enjoy it as an adult. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2012 by Tor
This review contains some vague spoilers.
Herbie (the car) is lovable from the start, we all want him to win and be loved by his owner. Read more
This movie is one of Disney's best classics! If you have never seen it, you have missed out on all of Disney!!!! Read morePublished on Sept. 13 2003 by Melodramatic Library Geek
when the hell are they gonna put this one on dvd. out of all movies i thought for sure that this one would of been one of the first ones on dvd. Read morePublished on April 16 2003 by Nicholas F. Dandrea
this is my favorite disney film. if you liked smokey and the bandit you will like this one. what i like best about it is the cross country race at the end of the movie. Read morePublished on June 19 2002 by Nicholas F. Dandrea
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